Tulus a re a band from Norway that plays a very raw and primitive form of atmospheric Norwegian black metal and this is a review of their 1999 album "Evil 1999" which was released by Hammerheart Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being thrown into the music at times, while the synths when they are utilized bring a very dark and atmospheric sound to the music, as for the bass playing it has a very strong, powerful and heavy tone with black metal riffs that dominate throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast Norwegian black metal riffs that have a great amount of dark sounding melodies being thrown into the riffing, while the lead guitars when they are utilized they have a traditional metal feeling to the guitar solos and leads, as for the classical guitars when t hey are utilized they use finger picking to enhance the darkness that is coming out of the music.
Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams along with a brief use of clean singing, while t he lyrics are written in Norwegian and cover dark folklore, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful and heavy sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Tulus are a very great sounding raw and primitive atmospheric Norwegian black metal band and if you are a fan of this style of music, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Tarantulus" "Draug" "Salme" and "Darsknap Lil Visdom". RECOMMENDED BUY.